How Should One Live?: Comparing Ethics in Ancient China and Greco-Roman Antiquity (Google eBook)
Richard A.H. King, Dennis Schilling
Walter de Gruyter, Jul 27, 2011 - Philosophy - 343 pages
Chinese and Greco-Roman ethics present highly articulate views on how one should live; both of these traditions remain influential in modern philosophy. The question arises how these traditions can be compared with one another. Comparative ethics is a relatively young discipline; this volume is a major contribution to the field. Fundamental questions about the nature of comparing ethics are treated in two introductory chapters, and core issues in each of the traditions are addressed: harmony, virtue, friendship, knowledge, the relation of ethics to morality, relativism, emotions, being and unity, simplicity and complexity, and prediction.
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